"25 Salads That Have More Calories Than a Big Mac" Review

Does this weight loss salad look familiar? I hope not. This bacon and blue cheese salad from Mimi's Cafe is a whopping 900 calories and 60 grams of fat. Which begs the question...Are salads always a healthier option than a 530-calorie Big Mac at McDonalds? You might be surprised by the 10 salads found in the article "25 Salads That Have More Calories Than a Big Mac" on MSN.com. No garden should have this much fat or calories while trying to lose weight with a Chicago personal trainer .

10. RED ROBIN SOUTHWEST GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD


Calories: 873
Fat: 51g
Protein: 49g
Carbohydrate: 48g
Sodium: 1705mg

This salad has nearly two times as many grams of fat as a Big Mac (27g).

9. CARL'S JUNIOR BEEF TACO SALAD


Calories: 880
Fat: 53g
Protein: 36g
Carbohydrate: 67g
Sodium: 1780mg

At 880 calories, the Carl's Junior Beef Taco Salad is a poor excuse for a salad.

8. MIMI'S CAFE BACON & BLEU CHEESE SALAD


Calories: 900
Fat: 60g
Protein: 48g
Carbohydrate: 47g
Sodium: 1770mg

This salad is deceptive. Though it seems relatively healthy, its toppings — bacon, strawberries, blue cheese — and dressing are what really raise the calorie count.

7. UNO CHICAGO GRILL HONEY CRISP CHICKEN SALAD


Calories: 960
Fat: 62g
Protein: 51g
Carbohydrate: 58g
Sodium: 1770mg

This salad is loaded with extra less-than-healthy toppings and "crispy" (essentially just fried) chicken, adding up to a whopping 960 calories.

6. THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD


Calories: 1120
Fat: 90g
Protein: 54g
Carbohydrate: 30g
Sodium: 1820mg

Though caesar salads are widely considered a simple dish, they can be packed with calories — especially if you include their fat-filled dressing. This one passes the 1,000 calorie mark.

5. BAJA FRESH STEAK SALAD


Calories: 1240
Fat: 45g
Protein: 65g
Carbohydrate: 149g
Sodium: 3440mg

If you're on a common 1,200-calorie diet, this salad will take care of the entire day.

4. ON THE BORDER BEEF GRANDE TACO SALAD


Calories: 1280
Fat: 85g
Protein: 53g
Carbohydrate: 80g
Sodium: 2250mg

You already know that the word "taco" and "salad" are a risky combination. Adding "grande" to the mix is a recipe for disaster — a 1,280-calorie disaster, to be exact.

3. THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY COBB SALAD


Calories: 1290
Fat: 105g
Protein: 64g
Carbohydrate: 25g
Sodium: 2560mg

If the caesar salad from The Old Spaghetti Factory is bad news, the cobb salad (think blue cheese, bacon, egg, etc.) is next level.

2. JASON'S DELI CHILI TACO SALAD


Calories: 1310
Fat: 78g
Protein: 45g
Carbohydrate: 110g
Sodium: 1510mg

And the award for the most calorific taco salad on the list is from Jason's Deli. The added chili isn't doing your diet any favors.

1. RED ROBIN CRISPY CHICKEN TENDER SALAD


Calories: 1348
Fat: 92g
Protein: 58g
Carbohydrate: 73g
Sodium: 2325mg

At 1,348 calories, you can forget calling this a salad at all. It has 2,325 milligrams of sodium and 92 grams of fat, making a Big Mac look like a bag of spinach by comparison.

What are the worse salads that you have found in restaurants?

Picture Credit: msn.com - Looks can be deceiving. MIMI'S CAFE BACON & BLEU CHEESE SALAD is no mini dent in your personal training diet . You may want to check the nutrition facts before adding a salad to your weight loss plate .


Article Credit:
Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article 25 Salads That Have More Calories Than a Big Mac on MSN.com
"25 Salads That Have More Calories Than a Big Mac" Review
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